Donation enhances school's STEM curriculum
John Rex Charter School recently revealed the Enable Innovation Space, which was made possible by a $25,000 donation through 1st and STEM, an Enable Midstream Partners initiative.
The Enable Innovation Space is intended to enhance science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STE [+a]M) education. The makerspace provides access to multi-touch screens, virtual reality, robotics, art stations and more.
Joe Pierce, head of school, said teachers already are seeing a positive impact.
During football season, Enable partnered with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University football teams to create the 1st and STEM program. For every first down the teams gained, Enable donated $25 to John Rex Charter School.
Enable President and CEO Rod Sailor said the company is committed to increasing access to STEM education.
“One of the aspects of Enable’s culture is the spirit of innovation,” Sailor said. “We want to foster that same spirit in this generation of students, promoting inquiring minds and introducing kids to technical curriculum early in their education.”
Enable’s gift also allowed John Rex Charter School to invest in new technology to enhance the space with video production equipment, STE[+a]M curriculum modules, drones and more.